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Anvil! The story of Anvil - Tiziana Arrigoni, Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Sacha Gervasi

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Movie propaganda

At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal", influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfil their boyhood dreams.

Theatrical propaganda posters

Anvil! The story of Anvil theatrical one sheet image

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Canada documentary music heavy metal band friendship tour concert rock & roll guitar

Persons of interest

  • Tiziana Arrigoni .... Herself/Manager
  • Kevin Goocher .... Himself
  • Glenn Gyorffy .... Himself
  • William Howell .... Himself
  • Steve 'Lips' Kudlow .... Himself/Lead Guitar
  • Lemmy .... Himself
  • Robb Reiner .... Himself/Drummer
  • Slash .... Himself
  • Chris Tsangarides .... Himself
  • Lars Ulrich .... Himself
  • Sacha Gervasi .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Secret Agent Acid Thunder

Theatrical report

It can't be true. Seriously... after seeing this documentary (and I watched it all the way through to the end of the credits) I keep saying to myself that it can't possibly be TRUE! Yeah, it did answer for me why I've never heard of them before but, it was way too funny; those things could not have possibly really happened... could they? It's not like in the Blair Witch Project where the credits said the story was fictional; it's possible. And, as far as documentaries go it's up there in appeal. But, it's so funny and problematic that I wonder if it's too good to be true? And the music is effing wicked!

[NB: It's true. - Director of Intelligence.]

The Canada, documentary, music movie Anvil! The story of Anvil is directed by Sacha Gervasi and stars Tiziana Arrigoni, Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Languages: English
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: Cast & crew (2)
    • Deleted scenes
    • Featurettes:
      • Where are they now?
      • Sacha Gervasi rocks with Anvil
    • Interviews: Lars Ulrich

Government security censorship classification

M (Frequent coarse language and incidental nudity)

Surveillance time

81 minutes (1:21 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 10 September 2009
Disc: 22 February 2010

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